Social media sensation Kayla Nicole is poised to conquer the music industry

Amazingly, Kayla Nicole has provided inspiring content via social media since the tender age of 13. Whether in the bathroom instructing like-minded peers on how to make a ponytail or looking up and down at an imaginary image on the couch, she’s made life fun and invited her two million-plus fans and followers to enjoy […]

Summerella’s social media takeover is for inspirational purposes only

Less than two decades ago, being “popular” meant being one of the most beautiful and well-liked kids in high school. The popular kids ate lunch together, dated one another and were by default privy to a social clique that included other equally beautiful and popular kids. Social media has managed to create one big virtual […]

ATL music executives voice disappointment over Super Bowl LIII halftime snub

Atlanta has been preparing for Super Bowl LIII for the past decade, maybe even longer. Everything from the debut of the million-dollar Mercedes-Benz Stadium to the intra-city transportation upgrades, to the renovations at Hartsfield-Jackson airport, have been in anticipation of snagging one of the biggest tourist attractions to the city since the 1996 Olympics. Atlanta has […]

Keri Hilson joins Clay West for Celebration for a Cause event

Photo by Camilla Mhute for Steed Media The 10th annual Celebration for a Cause (C4AC) event was hosted by recording artist and actress Keri Hilson Wednesday night, Dec. 20, at Atlanta City Hall. The night was filled with glamour, networking and cancer awareness. Event founder Clay West’s mother succumbed to cancer. Sponsored and presented by Polow […]

Polow Da Don’s artist Vega aligns with feminist culture through music

Today’s young women are becoming bosses at a rapid rate, so fast, in fact, that they are eclipsing the males they were once groomed to marry. Instead of looking to a man for their livelihood, many of them are creating legacies of their own, earning well over six figures while maintaining their sex appeal and redefining their femininity.  A […]

Pitbull’s sexy protégée, Veronica Vega, opens up

Sometimes you’ve just got to trust yourself. Cuban-Venezuelan-American singer Veronica Vega knew that she wanted to pursue a musical career, but explaining that dream to her parents, who had emigrated to America from their respective countries to make better lives for themselves, was a daunting task in and of itself. “I’ve always wanted to sing […]

R&B Songwriter Pen Pal Discusses Work With Game and Music Legends

Songwriter Pen Pal may well be one of the most prolific songwriters in the music industry. The Detroit-born creative is noted for his exceptional ability to pen (hence the name) a song upon request — all made to order and to the artists’ specifications. But don’t let the voluminous catalog of songs fool you, each […]

Polow Da Don Hosts F.O.C.U.S. 4 Life Kickoff at do Restaurant

Atlanta tastemakers and select media joined Polow Da Don for the F.O.C.U.S. Foundation’s fundraising kickoff event at do Restaurant at The View. Special guests included Josh Powell of the Atlanta Hawks, actress Jasmine Burke, actor Brad James, Konsole Kingz and celebrity stylist Jaclyn S. Banner. Past campaign ambassadors include Keri Hilson, Laz Alonso, Jessica White, […]

Album Review: Lloyd’s “King of Hearts”

The long-awaited fourth album from Atlanta’s own Lloyd has finally arrived. Lloyd’s smooth, airy voice is back, set to 14 new tracks to set our summer right. Let’s pop the CD in and see where it goes. “Dedication To My Ex (Miss That), is a provocative, upbeat track with an old school feel that talks […]

Chris Brown Collaborating With M.I.A on New Music

After delivering the genre-bending album F.A.M.E. earlier this month, singer Chris Brown seems intent on pushing the musical envelope even further after reports surfaced that he’s collaborating with Sri Lankan rapper-singer M.I.A. Brown announced the unlikely collaboration via his Twitter page last Friday (April 15), gushing about his excitement over the studio session, which was […]

Timothy Bloom Buds at L.A.’s Club Nokia as Kem’s Opener

It was certainly no easy feat for a new artist with a rock sound to warm up the crowd for a performance by smooth R&B artist, Kem. But Polow Da Don’s Zone 4/Interscope recording artist, Timothy Bloom, recently met and conquered the challenge at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia as the highly popular artist’s opening act. […]

Keri Hilson, Kandi Burruss and Lloyd in Attendance as BMI Honors Polow Da Don

Key figures in Atlanta’s entertainment industry were on hand at the W Hotel in Atlanta for BMI’s tribute to producer Polow Da Don. BMI awarded Polow for his musical and humanitarian accomplishments in 2010. For the second straight year, Polow was named BMI’s Producer of the Year, and he also was named Billboard’s Top R […]